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Reason 346,780,221 why...

Post by Vonz90 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:07 pm

They need to stop trying to wedge women into combat specialties..

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Post by Netpackrat » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:54 pm

Shit, why didn't anyone warn them this would happen?
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Post by Jered » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:25 am

What a surprise...

SAID NO ONE EVER.

How much damn money did they waste training her?
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Post by skb12172 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:59 am

How about that ridiculous statement from her lawyer? Yeah, she's earned a place in Marine Corps history already.
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Post by Langenator » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 am

Honestly, this is, IMO, entirely a moral failing on the part of both Marines. (Yes, I know, legally the blame falls entirely on her, since she had more rank. But I'm pretty sure there are things in most religions about not enabling the sins of others.)

It could have happened in an MP unit. It could have happened in an aviation unit. It could have happened in a supply unit, or a maintenance unit. All of those type units have been co-ed for decades.

Unless you're going to completely remove women from the military - which is completely unfeasible from a personnel and manning perspective - this kind of stuff is going to happen. Although usually the sexes tend to be reversed. (Usually, but not always. A buddy of mine loved to tell the story of the time he was the duty officer for his unit while at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. He was doing a check of the motor pool and heard noises coming from the back of a 5-ton. He lifted the canvas to find a LTC (male) with a COL's (female) legs up over his shoulders, going to town. "Carry on sir, ma'am." Flap back down. Walk away. He was assigned to a division HQ, maybe corps, IIRC.)
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Post by Vonz90 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Langenator wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:23 am
Honestly, this is, IMO, entirely a moral failing on the part of both Marines. (Yes, I know, legally the blame falls entirely on her, since she had more rank. But I'm pretty sure there are things in most religions about not enabling the sins of others.)

It could have happened in an MP unit. It could have happened in an aviation unit. It could have happened in a supply unit, or a maintenance unit. All of those type units have been co-ed for decades.
I don't condone it in support units either (I will not repeat my general rant on that subject), but the only place in Western society where someone can be ordered to do something that is guaranteed to result in their own death (and be subject to the death penalty if they refuse) is combat. So we better be holding units with unique requirements to higher standards that recognize those requirements.

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Post by D5CAV » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:27 pm

I'm all for it. Along with all the LGBT (and whatever other letters they've added for perversions I'm unfamiliar with).

I figure the more combat-ineffective the us.gov enforcement elements are when SHTF, the easier it will be for my friends and family.

Let's just say I'm not counting on Posse Comitatus lasting much longer than Glass-Steagall
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